Rigid Rock hasn't won a race since landing last year's renewal off a much lower mark, though he's been threatening a return to winning ways on the Polytrack of late. He's taken to confirm last year's superiority with runner-up Rose Garnet and Erins Gal but collateral form gives him something to find with NINGALOO REEF today. The latter followed up a win over 7f at this track with a decent second over C&D last month so Garvan Donnelly's charge gets the nod. Cinnin Oir has slipped down the weights and San Jose City has bits of form that entitle him to consideration.
Rigid Rock (IRE) 13-2 (9-12) Soon tracked leaders in 3rd, challenged from 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 8th of 14, 7l behind Topadee (9-10) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Glacial 20-1 (9-9) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace from 2f out, 11th of 16, 18l behind Wot A Shot (8-3) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 in Jul.
Mrs Batt (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Soon led, strongly pressed and headed under 2f out, dropped to 3rd and no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Theyturnedmedown (9-7) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Jul.
Charismas Birthday (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Chased leaders far side group, 6th 2f out, went 5th 1f out and kept on same pace final furlong without troubling principals, 4th of 16, 9l behind Ucanchoose (9-5) at Naas 5f hcp in Jul.
Erins Gal (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Soon mid-division, 6th before halfway, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 7th of 12, 7l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-8) at Limerick 7f stks sft in Jun.
Madamoiselle H (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, 19l behind Bangalore Diamond (9-3) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Jul.
Ningaloo Reef (IRE) 4-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders on stand's side, headway 2f out, moderate 2nd 1f out, stayed on under pressure, 2nd of 20, 1 1/2l behind Stones Peak (9-0) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 hvy in Jul.
Stoichkhov (IRE) 25-1 (7-13) Never a factor, 12th of 14, 12l behind Noble Four (9-0) at Cork 6f 3yo hcp 50-80 gf in Jul '11.
Mt Weather (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Mid-division, 10th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, 12th of 13, 18l behind Statue Of Dreams (9-10) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 hvy in Jul.
San Jose City (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 7l behind Bendzoldan (9-13) at Naas 7f hcp 47-65 in Jun.
Danehill Promise (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Mid-division best, 11th early, no extra from over 2f out, virtually pulled up inside final furlong, completely tailed off, last of 14, well behind Bubbly Bellini (9-2) at Sligo 6f hcp 47-65 gs in Jun.
Rose Garnet (IRE) 9-2fav (8-13) Waited with, 12th over 4f out, progress 2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 10th of 14, 7l behind Topadee (9-10) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Carmen Tango (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Prominent, keen hold, 5th approaching straight, no extra from over 2f out, last of 15, 29l behind Theyturnedmedown (9-7) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Jul.
Cinnin Oir (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Rear of mid-division, 10th 2f out, headway to go 4th 1f out, kept on same pace and no chance with winner, 4th of 16, 7l behind Wot A Shot (8-3) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 in Jul.
Cookie Crumbles (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Prominent racing keenly, tracked leader in 2nd, ridden to challenge and disputed 1 1/2f out, headed by winner 1f out and soon no impression, dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 12, 4l behind Packsapunch (9-8) at Tipperary 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Jul.
Eja Eja (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Soon chased leaders, 4th over 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, 10th of 16, 11l behind Via Del Corso (8-10) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Eurosmart Lady (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Prominent and disputed, close 2nd halfway, led 1 1/2f out, ridden and headed under 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Statue Of Dreams (9-10) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 hvy in Jul.
Dazzling Pearl (IRE) 18-1 (8-0) Mid-division, ridden in 8th on outer entering straight, weakened, 11th of 16, 14l behind Apache Gold (8-3) at Gowran Park 1m app hcp 47-65 hvy in Jul.
All Silver (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, last of 15, 50l behind Dane Street (9-0) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f 3yo fll stks gf in Jun.
Pinkisthecolour (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders in 3rd, 5th early straight, ridden and one pace, 5th of 14, 5l behind Bangalore Diamond (9-3) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Jul.
Theyturnedmedown (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Chased leader, led after 1f, ridden and challenged 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Dash Back (8-12) at Down Royal 7f hcp gd in Jul.
Mobiliser (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 11, 20l behind Unanimous (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m mdn stks sft in Jul.
Till Dawn (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden into 10th 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 7th of 13, 7l behind Statue Of Dreams (9-10) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 hvy in Jul.